EAC To Offer Sauerkraut Workshop

Anne Hopkins will lead a workshop on making sauerkraut from 2-4 pm, Saturday, January 14, at Eastport Arts Center. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn to ferment vegetables using two methods: salting and water brining, and will bring home two jars of kraut they’ve made during the session. Also included will be a discussion of the health benefits and traditions of fermented foods, with attention to identifying some of the pitfalls of fermentation. There will be Maine-grown organic produce for processing and homemade krauts for attendees to taste. 

The workshop is intended for ages 12 and up, and the $15 fee includes materials; a sliding fee scale is available. Attendees are asked to bring two glass jars (preferably pint-size) with plastic lids, a favorite chopping knife, a cutting board and a medium-sized bowl.

Preregistration is required: please email Alison Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org or call her at (207) 454-8822 for more information or to sign up. The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and at www.eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible.